Sat, Apr 02, 2011

John Ransom | April 02, 2011

We discovered once again, as Lincoln once said of a contemporary, that Obama can squeeze the smallest idea into the greatest number of words of anyone who has ever been president. We also learned that when things get really tough and leadership is called for, Obama takes his cues from Hillary, just like the 3AM video from Saturday Night Live.

Humberto Fontova | April 02, 2011

Embracing a recent invitation by the Castro brothers Jimmy Carter visited Cuba this week. “We greeted each other as old friends,” gushed Carter regarding his meeting with Fidel Castro.

Paul Driessen | April 02, 2011

You cannot champion the poor, but support anti-energy policies that perpetuate poverty.

Kyle Olson | April 02, 2011

The far left has attempted to portray their elderly hero, Frances Fox Piven, as a lonely shut-in who spends her time knitting mittens and eating Werther’s Originals in her New York apartment. But the truth is that age has not dampened Piven’s appetite for radical socialist political activities.

Larry Kudlow | April 02, 2011

So it looks like Republican tax cuts have saved Obama from himself. And the GOP ought to stay on this tax-cutting path as they move toward limiting the budget. Full-throated flat-tax reform to lower marginal rates and broaden the base will create brand new incentives for growth and jobs.

Fri, Apr 01, 2011

Caroline Glick | April 01, 2011

According to mountainous survey evidence, the American Jewish community writ large remains deeply supportive of Israel.

Brent Bozell | April 01, 2011

The Democratic leader of the Senate vowed Friday that any compromise on a government-wide spending bill won't include GOP proposals blocking the Environmental Protection Agency from enforcing new rules on greenhouse gases or regulations on a host of other issues.

Kathryn Lopez | April 01, 2011

"We can't leave our troops on the beach."

Diana West | April 01, 2011

This week, the commander of NATO, U.S. Adm. James Stavridis, let the jihad out of the bag.

Donald Lambro | April 01, 2011

Voters sent a loud, angry message to President Obama and Congress last November that government is too big, and spends too much. Cut it.

Floyd and Mary Beth Brown | April 01, 2011

In state after state corruption is beginning to undermine the credibility of the fairness of elections.

Hugh Hewitt | April 01, 2011

Canny House Rules Committee Chairman David Dreier went out of his way to remind me and my audience this week that House Speaker John Boehner was a "devout Roman Catholic."

Paul Greenberg | April 01, 2011

When, oh, when is the Obama administration going to recognize the rebels in Benghazi as that country's legitimate government?

Ken Blackwell | April 01, 2011

Do elections matter? You bet they do!

Frank J. Fleming | April 01, 2011

The same U.S. government that got man to the moon is now teamed with GM to get you to the corner store... for $41,000.

Michael Gerson | April 01, 2011

The search for an Obama Doctrine that unites and motivates his foreign policy hasn't turned up much.

John Ransom | April 01, 2011

“The Tea Party is what transparency looks like. It’s going to be uncomfortable for politicians. They aren’t used to having someone look over their shoulder. They are used to having a compliant media.But I can promise you one thing for sure: we’re not going anywhere”

Kyle Olson | April 01, 2011

Why did the state of Wisconsin bother to have an election last November?

Ken Klukowski | April 01, 2011

On Mar. 31, Senators Orrin Hatch and Mike Lee introduced a Balanced Budget Amendment (BBA) to make it a constitutional requirement for Washington, D.C., to end our deficit spending and culture of debt.

Michelle Malkin | April 01, 2011

For 30 years, Chicago banned handguns. The crime rate skyrocketed. Murders soared. Gangs blossomed.

David Limbaugh | April 01, 2011

Are children headed off to college prepared to resist the seductive but destructive messages?

Mona Charen | April 01, 2011

Viewers might wonder why, if Planned Parenthood can afford this multimillion-dollar image advertising, it would be devastated by the loss of about $300 million in taxpayer support?

Oliver North | April 01, 2011

A "secret order" -- properly referred to as a presidential finding -- is required when the commander in chief deems that vital U.S. national interests require the involvement of U.S. intelligence agencies in "covert activities."

Pat Buchanan | April 01, 2011

Now that Benghazi has been spared what we were assured would be a massacre by Moammar Gadhafi's army, why are the U.S. Air Force, Navy, CIA and Special Forces still attacking in Libya?

Suzanne Fields | April 01, 2011

The revolution in communications, for all of its benign access -- and success -- comes with social consequences that continue to surprise and occasionally alarm.

Linda Chavez | April 01, 2011

The president's speech on Libya this week raised more questions than it answered.

Thu, Mar 31, 2011

Bobby Schindler | March 31, 2011

The cases of Baby Joseph and Rachel Nyirahabiyambere are not isolated situations.

Larry Elder | March 31, 2011

The letter Obama should write to George W. Bush.

Mike Adams | March 31, 2011

It appears that, at least on our campus, the African Americans get a “Cultural Center,” the Woman Americans get a “Resource Center” and the Hispanic Americans (although some of them aren’t actually Americans “yet”) get a “Centro.” But the LGBTQIA Americans only get a “Resource Office.”

Cal Thomas | March 31, 2011

Let us have a "time out" from the wars and upheavals in the Middle East to consider another war taking place in too many of our homes. That would be the war against our children and the one between parent and child.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | March 31, 2011

Less than a month after an assassination attempt on his life, Reagan spoke to a joint session of Congress regarding his economic plan.

Debra J. Saunders | March 31, 2011

California Gov. Jerry Brown won the blame game and lost the budget.

John Ransom | March 31, 2011

"Not being negative about Alaska is a positive," Senator Begich reasoned. That’s not exactly a winning motto for any state, or for any energy policy. It might be the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard a sitting senator say, even one from Alaska.

Steve Chapman | March 31, 2011

"Experience is a dear teacher," said Benjamin Franklin, "but fools will learn at no other." Give some credit to fools: At least they eventually learn from experience. What would Franklin say about people who don't?

Larry Kudlow | March 31, 2011

Unleash the great American energy industry.

Ross Mackenzie | March 31, 2011

It was not the dread Chamber of Commerce (to hear President Obama tell it), but a union...

Michael Barone | March 31, 2011

Has the wind gone out of the sails of the smaller government movement? Is the tea party movement going through a hangover? You can find some evidence for these propositions.

Victor Davis Hanson | March 31, 2011

By bombing Libya, President Obama accomplished some things once thought absolutely impossible in America. One of these is war-mongering liberals.

Matt Towery | March 31, 2011

Once again, Florida legislators are pushing to upend things by moving their state's presidential preference primaries up to the front of the pack among states. Imagine that!

Emmett Tyrrell | March 31, 2011

Monday night, while President Barack Obama was addressing the nation on the causes and consequences of his involvement in Libya, I listened to former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty cross that very same terrain.

Kyle Olson | March 31, 2011

The Michigan Education Association is growing more pathetic by the day. The union is beginning to act like the crazy drunk uncle at the Christmas party - spilling his drink on himself and acting rudely to the point where others are embarrassed for him.

Howard Rich | March 31, 2011

As the world keeps a watchful eye over the badly-damaged Fukushima Daiichi reactors in Japan, a radioactive threat much closer to home is being deliberately downplayed by our government.

Wed, Mar 30, 2011

Ann Coulter | March 30, 2011

"Humanitarian" seems to be the Democrats' new word for "absolutely no national interest."

Katie Pavlich | March 30, 2011

President Obama admitted in a speech today that "clean" energy is expensive, and that people will need government "help" in order to comply with energy standards

Marybeth Hicks | March 30, 2011

It would be so much easier to pray if God would get a Twitter account. Or at least a Facebook page.

Jeff Jacoby | March 30, 2011

If the United States has good reason to support the popular revolt in Libya -- and President Obama argued Monday night that there is "an important strategic interest in preventing [Moammar] Qaddafi from overrunning those who oppose him" -- it has considerably more reason to do so in Syria.

Armstrong Williams | March 30, 2011

There’s a relatively new collection of essays making its way around Washington circles asking a provocative question that, I’m sure, many have acted out in their own personal lives yet never really pondered what it meant — a book entitled, "Is the Internet Changing the Way You Think?"

Larry Kudlow | March 30, 2011

Republican presidential candidates are beginning to prepare for the upcoming election and are formulating their respective policy agendas. The key question each GOP candidate should be asked is whether they have a real pro-growth agenda.

Thomas Sowell | March 30, 2011

You don't just walk up to the local bully and slap him across the face. If you are determined to confront him, then you try to knock the living daylights out of him. Otherwise, you are better off to leave him alone.

Michelle Malkin | March 30, 2011

Buried in Barack Obama's failed trillion-dollar stimulus program was a $10 million bloody border racket that has now cost American lives. This goes far beyond the usual waste, fraud and abuse underwritten by progressive profligacy.

John Stossel | March 30, 2011

I went to Princeton in 1969, where they taught me that government could solve the world's problems. Put the smartest people in a room, give them enough taxpayer money, and they will fix most everything.

Walter E. Williams | March 30, 2011

One of the requirements to become a Dayton, Ohio police officer is to successfully pass the city's two-part written examination. The U.S. Department of Justice, led by Attorney General Eric Holder, rejected the results of Dayton's Civil Service examination because not enough blacks passed.

Brent Bozell | March 30, 2011

Think of all the militant anti-war types who were thrilled at the removal of the Bush "war machine" in 2008, only to see President Obama's strained endorsement of military action in Libya. Oh, how the political wave of the hard left has crashed ashore.

Jonah Goldberg | March 30, 2011

Feminism as a "movement" in America is largely played out. The work here is mostly done.

Michael Reagan | March 30, 2011

If President Obama's address to the nation the other night was meant to keep the American people up-to-date on the situation in the Middle East, it missed its mark, leaving us in a state of confusion.

Tony Blankley | March 30, 2011

Today, no European or American leaders with whom I am familiar have tied the Sept. 11, 2001 attack, the various Islamist bombing attacks around the world, the push for Sharia law in the West and the current disturbances in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Jordan, Syria and Bahrain together as symptoms of one larger phenomenon.

Ben Shapiro | March 30, 2011

Two weeks ago, I visited New York City with my wife, who was interviewing at a local medical school located in the Bronx. I dropped her at the school. Since I was lacking a car, I hopped on a public bus, intending to take it to the local subway station.

Terry Jeffrey | March 30, 2011

President Barack Obama shares at least one thing in common with one of the lesser Founding Fathers.

Austin Bay | March 30, 2011

Once again, it's time for Candidate Obama, circa 2007-2008, to condemn President Barack Obama. For that matter, the April 2009 Obama avatar should also sneer at the current version -- if he can't find the time to attend a Washington-area protest demonstration.

John Ransom | March 30, 2011

In 2003, Frank predicted: These two entities -- Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac -- are not facing any kind of financial crisis. The more people exaggerate these problems, the more pressure there is on these companies, the less we will see in terms of affordable housing.

Paul Greenberg | March 30, 2011

It is a truth universally acknowledged among baseball fans: There is life and there is the off-season.

Donald Lambro | March 30, 2011

President Obama's address Monday in defense of his military intervention in Libya may go down in the history books as one of the most artful speeches ever given in the midst of retreat with both guns blazing.

Rich Galen | March 30, 2011

President Obama's speech on Monday night was, at best, OK. It got tongues wagging about the "Obama Doctrine" which appears to be: "If it won't drag Iran into the fight we'll take a look."

Jacob Sullum | March 30, 2011

As the Supreme Court heard a First Amendment challenge to Arizona's rules for public financing of political candidates on Monday morning, it became clear that the state's Clean Elections system was doomed.

Bill Murchison | March 30, 2011

The New York Times marked Geraldine Ferraro's death with the observation that by gaining the Democrats' vice presidential nomination in 1984, she kicked aside ancient barriers to women's acquisition of national political power.

Kyle Olson | March 30, 2011

The Obama administration, principally the president and Education Secretary Arne Duncan, are now routinely making public statements which are leading to one conclusion: instead of fixing American education, we should dumb down the standards.

Robert Knight | March 30, 2011

Underneath headlines about Libya, the Japanese disaster and the Republicans’ dainty attempts to nip around the edges of our massive federal debt, the culture war is raging.

Ed Feulner | March 30, 2011

Imagine you could buy a car at only one dealership. Shop for clothes at only one outlet. Buy food at only one grocery store. What kind of service would you expect?

Janet M. LaRue | March 30, 2011

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, with a little help from her friends, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice and National Security Advisor Samantha Power, is being hailed as a decisive leader for persuading an indecisive President Obama to use military force against Libya in order to prevent "a potential humanitarian crisis" by Muammar Gaddafi against his own people.

Tue, Mar 29, 2011

Rachel Alexander | March 29, 2011

The mainstream media has been reporting with glee that Glenn Beck may be leaving his Fox News show for a web-only show or his own cable station. Beck’s detractors are hoping he is imploding and this is the end of his superstardom in politics.

Sally C. Pipes | March 29, 2011

Everyone who's ever been on the lookout for a good deal knows that price is one thing, but value is another. Cheaper isn't always better; some things that cost more are worth it.

Armstrong Williams | March 29, 2011

For all those who lathered up over Mr. Bush's "rush to war"...what must they think of Mr. Obama? Whatever you want to say about the rationale for war in Iraq, given its location, oil reserves, and history of invading its neighbors, US vital interests were undeniably at stake.

George Friedman | March 29, 2011

Some wars fought since World War II have had congressional approval, both in the sense that resolutions were passed and that Congress appropriated funds, but the Constitution is explicit in requiring a formal declaration. It does so for two reasons.

John Hawkins | March 29, 2011

In a world where politics has become all-consuming and there's an interest group looking for an opportunity to exploit every issue, it has become almost impossible to have adult conversations about certain subjects.

Cal Thomas | March 29, 2011

If there were an award for stating the obvious when it comes to the Middle East, it would go to The New York Times. On its front page last Friday, the newspaper ran a story headlined, "Muslim Group is Rising Force in New Egypt."

Pat Buchanan | March 29, 2011

In ordering air and naval strikes on a country that neither threatened nor attacked the United States, did President Obama commit an impeachable act?

Debra J. Saunders | March 29, 2011

In Sacramento, the knee-jerk response to any crisis is to blame the Republicans.

Phyllis Schlafly | March 29, 2011

Contrary to President Obama's political rhetoric, more taxpayer spending to send more students to college will not reduce unemployment or improve the economy.

Frank Gaffney | March 29, 2011

How curious. At the very moment that the threat posed to U.S. interests by the toxic Islamist organization known as the Muslim Brotherhood is becoming ever more palpable, a top Senate Democrat seems determined to suppress Americans' understanding of that menace.

Romina Boccia | March 29, 2011

Rhode Island state officials celebrated last week's one year anniversary of the new health care law with a birthday cake that read "Happy 1st Birthday Affordable Care Act."

Brad O'Leary | March 29, 2011

What is the best way to secure funding for anti-terror training exercises from President Obama’s Department of Homeland Security? First, you have to create a fictitious scenario where hundreds of lives are threatened by a terrorist organization.

Thomas Sowell | March 29, 2011

The latest published data from the 2010 census show how people are moving from place to place within the United States. In general, people are voting with their feet against places where the liberal, welfare-state policies favored by the intelligentsia are most deeply entrenched.

Chuck Norris | March 29, 2011

I warned last year of the perfect storm approaching on gun control. Now, with the Tucson, Ariz., tragedy as a steppingstone and with eyes firmly focused on his re-election, President Barack Obama has opened a campaign to appease his base on the polarizing issue.

David Limbaugh | March 29, 2011

President Obama's decision to bomb Libya is not even so multilateral as President George W. Bush's decision to attack Iraq. Nor is it ultimately driven by humanitarian concerns -- and certainly not by any vital U.S. national interest.

Mona Charen | March 29, 2011

The April 18 deadline predisposes one to sympathize with all other harassed taxpayers, so when The New York Times lambasted General Electric for paying no federal income tax, it occasions a second look.

Mon, Mar 28, 2011

Caroline Glick | March 28, 2011

Amidst the many dangers posed by the political conflagration now engulfing the Arab world, we are presented with a unique opportunity in Syria.

Paul Greenberg | March 28, 2011

The cast might have changed but the plot is the same: A president thinks he can keep spending-and-taxing, running up deficits and adding to the national debt, but escape the inescapable result: rising inflation.

Larry Kudlow | March 28, 2011

Now, all may not be lost, because manufacturing production looks strong and job creation looks somewhat better. Housing, on the other hand, is still slumping. Some smart economists I know now think Q1 GDP could be less than 2 percent.

Alex Cortes | March 28, 2011

Significant disagreement lingers among House Republicans on whether fully defunding ObamaCare and Planned Parenthood, non-starters in the Democratic Senate, are worth the political risks associated with a potential government-wide shutdown.

Brian Birdnow | March 28, 2011

Last week the Obama Administration, increasingly ceding American foreign policy to the “world community”, initiated military actions against Libya, for a host of stated but conflicting reasons.

John Ransom | March 28, 2011

It’s good to know that at a time you can’t get Democrats to declare war on Libya while they engage in war on Libya, they are at least willing to declare war on their real enemy, freedom of the press.

Michael Barone | March 28, 2011

The Census Bureau last week released county and city populations for the last of the 50 states from the 2010 Census last week, ahead of schedule.

Mike Adams | March 28, 2011

Here in the Tar Heel state, the Republicans have taken over the House and the liberals are freaking out.

Star Parker | March 28, 2011

The human spirit longs to be free. In some individuals, that longing beats so strong in their breast that they will take large personal risks, against great odds, to rebel against tyranny that has transformed their life into a tool for someone else’s will and whim.

John C. Goodman | March 28, 2011

Jack Lew is lucky he isn’t in prison. Were he representing a private pension fund and if he made the sort of statements he made in USA Today the other day, he might well be sharing a cell with Bernie Madoff.

Katie Kieffer | March 28, 2011

If young people have casual sex, they’re rock stars, as long as they use condoms. If they casually smoke cigarettes, they’re borderline criminals. According to the FDA, that is.

Terry Paulson | March 28, 2011

When Newsweek recently asked 1,000 U.S. citizens to take America’s official citizenship test, 29 percent couldn’t name the vice president.

Lurita Doan | March 28, 2011

Few Americans expected that Barack Obama, the political darling of Hollywood, would emerge as the quintessentially inept, absent-minded professor.

Jeff Jacoby | March 28, 2011

Newt Gingrich sees himself as a statesman, a public-policy sage, and a potential president of the United States. But is he serious?

Bruce Bialosky | March 28, 2011

Gadhafi’s departure has now gone from a want to a need. There is no turning back and no leaving this madman in power to breed terrorism around the world.

Mike Needham | March 28, 2011

The big spending fight of 2011 will come in several months when Congress considers raising the debt limit. The debate is likely to unfold very similarly to how the short-term funding fight has played out. Will Congress demand transformational changes in exchange for raising the debt limit?

Steve Simpson | March 28, 2011

While today's Supreme Court case will not affect as many laws as Citizens United, it promises to be just as controversial.

Christopher Prandoni | March 28, 2011

All eyes are on the Senate to see if Republicans can muster up the 60 votes necessary to prevent the EPA’s backdoor implementation of cap-and-trade.

Sun, Mar 27, 2011

David Stokes | March 27, 2011

On March 25, 1911—exactly 100 years ago—approximately 500 workers were crafting “shirtwaists,” blouses with puffy sleeves and tight waists.

Salena Zito | March 27, 2011

Perhaps we all looked away too quickly in Wisconsin. The two sides in Wisconsin did not drop their weapons. They just settled into high-stakes trench warfare.

Austin Hill | March 27, 2011

The Obama worldview has collapsed. But what does this mean for American influence in the future?

Debra J. Saunders | March 27, 2011

Every American should look at Libya through the prism of the 1988 Pan Am 103 terrorist bombing that left 270 people dead.

Steve Chapman | March 27, 2011

In 2008, Democratic voters had their pick of many candidates for president -- from Hillary Clinton to John Edwards to Joe Biden. Why did they choose Barack Obama?

Ken Connor | March 27, 2011

It's deja vu all over again in Washington, as Republicans and Democrats face off over the budget and the possibility of a government shut-down looms on the horizon.

Paul Jacob | March 27, 2011

The silver lining in a losing initiative campaign is that there's always a sliver of hope for the future.